Twitch me, Twitch me!

Republished by permission from the FedUpFred Facebook page. When it comes to twitching horses, it seems little is known, a lot of assumed and common sense is ignored altogether. The most probable theory is that the pressure on one of the most sensitive parts of the horse causes the horse to release endorphins.

If I Didn’t Have a Dog

If I didn’t have a dog my floor would be clean. If I didn’t have a dog, I’d be able to plant whatever I wanted in my garden without fear of it being eaten, dug up, or wee-ed on. If I didn’t have a dog I would stay out all day and all night and not have to come home to feed her. If I didn’t have a dog I could go away on holiday without a care in the world. If I didn’t have a dog I wouldn’t have to pick up poo from the lawn. If I didn’t…

Flexibility- Part 2 The Rider Training Scale

As equestrian enthusiasts we should all understand the principles of riding and the training scale for the development and education of our horses. What is not often discussed is that there is also a ridden scale of training that assists rider progression in the development of an independent seat. Over the next few months I hope to explain and break down the Rider Training Scale from a physiotherapy perspective giving you insight into becoming a more effective and efficient rider. The 6 Elements include: Balance – See Part 1 Flexibility Coordination Rhythm Feeling & Proprioception Contact & Dexterity Let’s talk…

Kidney for Adoption

I love my kitties, three balls of fur and teeth with three very unique purrsonalities. Kitten is my elderly gentleman kitty, who follows me and around a chatters at my quite a lot. Mainly for door service and treats but he is my shadow.

Traditional Horsemanship Condones Cruelty

How many people have you seen take out their anger and frustration on their horse/dog/partner? We’ve probably all been guilty of it at some time or other, I know I have in the past but like to think I have learned more patience and self control through the study of natural horsemanship which enables me to think more like the horse and not blame them for instinctive responses or reactions.

Your Best Cattery… Right Meow!

As we approach the busy holiday season, you might find yourself thinking that if I suggest changes to your cattery right now, that I’m insane. Your facility is at maximum capacity every day, and you’ve got to ensure that your business runs smoothly. Fortunately, large changes aren’t necessary to ensure that you keep up the busy holiday momentum throughout the year. You might be surprised to learn that by making small changes to the way that you market your cat business you can attract more clients and increase your revenue.

Why is Marketing Equestrian Sports So Damn Hard?

Why don’t we see more equestrian sports on TV? That’s the million dollar question, isn’t it? It’s one that’s been on my lips since I was a teenager. I knew when Badminton was on, but it was never on TV. I knew that is was the sporting event that takes the highest number of spectators on the gate in the world (2nd is NASCAR in the states)- but it’s never on TV. Showjumping used to be the sport of the choice for business people, celebrities and the place to be seen. Not any more. Polo the same. Showjumping at least…

Balance- Part 1 The Rider Training Scale

As equestrian enthusiasts we should all understand the principles of riding and the training scale for the development and education of our horses. What is not often discussed is that there is also a ridden scale of training that assists rider progression in the development of an independent seat. Over the next few months I hope to explain and break down the Rider Training Scale from a physiotherapy perspective giving you insight into becoming a more effective and efficient rider.  Let’s Talk about Balance.